Court declares restriction of movement during sanitation illegal and unconstitutional
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Court declares restriction of movement during sanitation illegal and unconstitutional

Fola Akintomide

A chance of succor may have finally come the way of Lagosians, as a Federal High Court in Lagos Monday declared that the restriction of citizen’s movement during the monthly environmental sanitation in the state was unlawful.

Delivering the judgment Monday morning, Justice Mohammed Idris, held that such restriction of movement, in the name of sanitation, amounted to a violation of the citizens’ right to personal liberty and freedom of movement protected by sections 35 and 41 of the Constitution.

He also voided the power of the Lagos State Government and its agent to arrest any citizen found moving between 7am and 10am on the last Saturday of every month when the environmental sanitation exercise is observed.

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